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Revell Ferrari F430 finished

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Revell Ferrari F430 finished
Posted by justmike on Sunday, May 06, 2018 7:07 PM

I have been puttering away on this thing and its coming along well. I chrome foiled the lettering and the prancing horse logo between the valve covers and then gently sanded off the flat red paint. That took a long time because the script is so fine, but I got it by using a toothpick with a strip of 600 grit sandpaper cut into one inch strips no wider than the toothpick and looped around the end of the toothpick. I could only do one or two gentle swipes along the lettering and then I had to move the strip to a bare section of sandpaper because that flat red clogged up the paper right away. 

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, May 06, 2018 7:09 PM

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by justmike on Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:12 PM

I stripped the chrome, then airbrushed them with Testors flat gunmetal and then clearcoated the rims. I drilled out the 176 brake disc holes, which surprisingly didn't take all that long and then used chrome foil after blackwashing the holes. The little yellow Ferrari decals were a pain because the carrier film is quite large around them so I had a lot of trimming with an exacto knife I had to do so that they wouldn't overlap the lugnuts.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by justmike on Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:14 PM

I stripped the chrome, then airbrushed them with Testors flat gunmetal and then clearcoated the rims. I drilled out the 176 brake disc holes, which surprisingly didn't take all that long and then used chrome foil after blackwashing the holes. The little yellow Ferrari decals were a pain because the carrier film is quite large around them so I had a lot of trimming with an exacto knife I had to do so that they wouldn't overlap the lugnuts.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by justmike on Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:57 AM

Did a custom blend of red with a bit of brown for the interior. I figure this will look good with the pearl white. The aluminum around the centre of the steering wheel is dull foiled. I really wanted that metal look that foil gives. I thought it was going to be pure murder to do but it was easier than I thought. I also did dull foil strips around the air vents; that was murder! lol I had to scrounge up a little red decal for the right side on the steering wheel. Every single picture shows a button there but one didn't come with the decal sheet.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by justmike on Sunday, May 13, 2018 12:01 PM

I was surprised how plain the interior door panels are on the 1/1 cars. I thought I would be doing all kinds of intricate painting but none was needed. So now I need to give the body one final sand and then color. Can't wait for the time to do that. Because I had used foil for the prancing horse logo on the engine I decided to put the decal on the console... its not correct but what the hay!

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Posted by justmike on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:08 PM

This was a scream. Out of 10 decals replicating the mesh screens only 7 have a backing piece that you could actually apply them too. Sooo....

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Posted by justmike on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:09 PM

... I ended up doing my own.

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Posted by justmike on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:11 PM

On a side note; this is one wierd color of white. Its almost a ghostly greyish silver. 

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Posted by justmike on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:11 PM

 

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:43 AM

Really nice work so far and your color combination will be great.

Watching this one...

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Posted by justmike on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 9:54 PM

It took me a long time to do the final few stages of this build. On the plus side; the body and chassis went together very well. The front of the chassis pan could have gone up a bit higher but its liveable. All four wheels sit on the ground well, ( no lame puppy dog look ).  For the first time ever my Tamiya tape did something wierd to the paint even though it had cured for almost a month. It took a lot of resanding with the polishing pads and Final Treatment waxing to get most of the blemishes out. Strange.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by justmike on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 9:57 PM

I widened out the exhaust pipes but obviously could have done a more even job of that. I can't believe the kit had decals that were supposedly going to go around those!  Like, HOW? The mesh really adds to the look. 

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Posted by justmike on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 10:00 PM

I love how visible the engine is on this car. The older I get the more I understand the appeal of curbsides. I have a case full of detailed engines and the hoods never come up on the car to display them. 

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Posted by justmike on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 10:09 PM

The mirrors were a bit of a pain. I had to cut off the mounting tabs and file the mounting point of the mirrors at an angle to make them sit  reasonably level, because the mirrors sat at too high of an angle. That means I could have filled the holes for the mounting tabs of the mirrors BEFORE I installed the windows.  Gotta love hindsight. I have got to start prefitting stuff!

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 1:44 AM

Nice job, it's a shame you had issues in the final stages.  Interior looks exceptionally good, very realistic, and the painted wheels is a good touch.  Can you explain about the exhausts and 'decals supposedly going around those' please.  I would like to see some front-on photos if you have any.  Cheers, and thanx.

Steve

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Posted by PatrickW on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 1:56 AM

Superb build and superb thread explaining what had to be done to get to this level of excellence!

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Posted by jchrisf on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 7:02 AM

Great job on this one

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Posted by justmike on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 6:09 PM

Thankyou for the comments. Steve, if you go back to the June 12 post in this thread there is a pic that hopefully shows what I mean. 

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.

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